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Deformed mountain lion a mystery
« on: January 09, 2016, 05:59:02 AM »
The warden who checked this cougar told us about it, here's more info about it:

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Deformed mountain lion a mystery

A hunter tracking down a mountain lion has stumbled upon a biological mystery.

Fish and Game officials say a male mountain lion involved in an attack on a dog near Preston, Idaho, was killed last week near the Utah border.

What the hunter discovered after examining the corpse can only be described as bizarre, even monstrous.

A photo released Thursday by Idaho Fish and Game shows the big cat had another set of fully-formed teeth and whiskers growing out of the top of its head. Wildlife officials say they have never seen a deformity like that -- but have offered up several theories.

They say it's possible the teeth could be the remnants of a conjoined twin that died in the womb and was absorbed into the other fetus. They then grew on their own.

Another explanation is a so-called "teratoma" tumor. This type of abnormality, whose Greek name translates to "monster tumor," can grow teeth and hair. In humans, it can grow fingers and toes.

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Re: Deformed mountain lion a mystery
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 06:09:56 AM »
WOW! That's insane! Thanks for sharing.  I could just imagine what the hunter was thinking while he was looking over it.

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Re: Deformed mountain lion a mystery
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 09:52:47 AM »
I've never seen anything quite like that!  Thanks so posting....


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Re: Deformed mountain lion a mystery
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 10:10:51 AM »
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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